2004 Tarlant Blanc de Blanc Chardonnay d'Antan

Chardonnay - 750ML
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JD 96 JS 95 WA 95 VN 95
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, November 2022

The 2004 Champagne Blanc de Blancs La Vigne d'Antan Brut Nature is 100% Chardonnay from ungrafted vines on sandy soils that face northwest. This is an exceptional wine. The nose is pretty and refined, with white flowers...
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, August 2022

Aromas of dusty chalk, candied apple and lemon with hints of fresh ginger. Full-bodied with layers of fruit. Pie crust and nuts on the finish. Fascinating. From old, ungrafted chardonnay. Drink or hold.
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2017

The 2004 Blanc de Blancs La Vigne d'Antan is 100% barrel-fermented Chardonnay from 50+-year-old, un-grafted vines in the "Les Sables" vineyard in Oeuilly (10,000 vines per hectare) that was pickled on October 2. This...
VN 95

Vinous, July 2018

(95+ points) The 2004 Brut Nature La Vigne d'Antan emerges from a parcel of own-rooted Chardonnay planted on sand. A wine that has benefitted from time in bottle, the 2004 is positively stunning today. Lime, grape fruit...


Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Chardonnay
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2004
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork

The 2004 Tarlant Blanc de Blanc Chardonnay d'Antan is a remarkable white wine from the Champagne region of France. Crafted by the esteemed producer Tarlant, this wine is a true expression of the Chardonnay varietal and the unique terroir of the region.

In the glass, this wine exhibits a beautiful golden hue that shimmers with elegance and sophistication. The nose is greeted with enticing aromas of dusty chalk, candied apple, and lemon, with subtle hints of fresh ginger. These aromas create a captivating bouquet that invites further exploration.

On the palate, the 2004 Tarlant Blanc de Blanc Chardonnay d'Antan reveals its full-bodied nature and layers of fruit. The flavors of ripe apples and citrus are complemented by notes of pie crust and nuts, which add a delightful complexity to the wine. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a lasting impression on the taste buds.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 95 points, describing it as "fascinating" and recommending it for immediate enjoyment or cellaring. Jeb Dunnuck also praised this exceptional wine, awarding it a score of 96 points and noting its refined nose, supple texture, and layers of complexity.

The 2004 Tarlant Blanc de Blanc Chardonnay d'Antan is a wine of great finesse and balance. It showcases the unique characteristics of the old, ungrafted Chardonnay vines from which it is sourced. With its dry and mineral-driven profile, this wine is an excellent choice for pairing with a wide range of dishes, including lobster and other seafood delicacies.

Overall, the 2004 Tarlant Blanc de Blanc Chardonnay d'Antan is a truly captivating Champagne that exemplifies the mastery of Tarlant and the beauty of the Chardonnay grape. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further development, this wine is sure to leave a lasting impression on any wine enthusiast.